Four dead in Jakarta flash floods

However, she succumbed to her injuries later on. The woman was driving past the underpass near the Soekarno-Hatta International Airport when its wall collapsed at around 5 pm (local time) on Monday. Indonesian authorities on Tuesday had opened a floodgate in the Ciliwung River to flush out the excessive muddy waters that have wreaked havoc in Jakarta for more than 24 hours. Jakarta is lashed by torrential rains every year, causing flash floods and landslides, which leads to higher casualties and loss of property. Most recently in 2013, the floods that had ravaged Jakarta and its suburbs killed 47 people.

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